Obituaries for September 2022

Frankston Area Obituaries — 1999-Present

Here are the obituaries posted for the current month from information provided courtesy of local and area funeral homes and published on their websites or those submitted by families. If an obituary is overlooked and it is desired that it be posted, please inform us at . Families may request changes or additions, if required. If you have an obituary for a person who has connections with someone or some family in the Frankston-Poynor-LaRue or Lake Palestine area that you want posted to this month or to the archives, and is not currently posted, please let us know at . Obituaries selected or submitted should follow a format which is essentially consistent with other obituaries posted here or by funeral homes and follow standard grammatical style. Through arrangements with funeral homes and/or the families, we will publish pictures with current obituaries. We will add pictures to archived obituaries from the print version of The Citizen newspaper prior to September 2019 when available. Pictures with archived obituaries posted after that will be added in cooperation with funeral homes or on requests from families.  As was the tradition of the Citizen newspaper, obituaries are published at no charge.

(Obituaries listed chronologically by date of death or funeral service.)

Glynna Doris Lawson

A funeral service for Glynna Doris Lawson is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston with Bro. Randall Jinkins officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Grand Prairie on Nov. 2, 1942, to J.C. and Ovella Hale. She married the love of her live, Earl Lawson, on June 2, 1961. Together they raised three children. Her life revolved around her family, and she donated many hours to the various activities and school functions her children were involved in, helping to organize many of them.

She is a retired H&R Block tax preparer and taught tax preparation classes for several years. She enjoyed learning new crafts and was very creative. She oil painted for some time as a hobby but truly loved to sew, cross-stitch, crochet and quilt. She spent much of her free time making personalized gifts and treasures for her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Ovella Hale; husband, Earl Lawson; infant daughter, Ilona De Ane and brother, Delwyn Hale.

She is survived by her children Jevette Dansby and husband Craig, Randy Lawson and wife Tanya, and Colette DeWitt and husband Marc; 10 grandchildren: Meghan Wallace, Andrew Dansby and fiancé Liz, James Lawson, Taylore Lawson and wife Margaret, Treay Lawson, Kara Shelton and fiancé Aaron Gaitan, Zane Shelton, Whitney Shelton and fiancé Dylan Knowlton, Mary Margaret DeWitt and Katherine DeWitt; five great-grandchildren: Emma Shelton, Mason Shelton, Oliver Knowlton, Summer Gaitan and Myles Gaitan.

Louise “Weezie” Davenport

A funeral service for Louise “Weezie” Davenport, 84, is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville with Bro. Steve Edwards officiating. She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Louise was born Aug. 23, 1938 and entered into eternal life on Sept. 27, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Myra Davenport; brothers, Hershel Davenport, Garry Davenport, Joe Davenport, Bobby Davenport, Tim Davenport.

Left to cherish Louise’s memory are her children, Enoch Rhymes of Houston, and Paula Martinez of Tyler. Her siblings are Donald “Gooch” Davenport of Flint, David “D.P” Davenport of Grapeland, Barry Davenport and wife Serena of Ben Wheeler, Ronald “Ronnie” Davenport and wife Debi of LaRue, Laverne Tesch of Boerne, Virginia “Jenny” Davenport of Tyler, Linda Smith and husband Glen of Kilgore, Carolyn Davenport of Tyler, and Melba Davenport of Jacksonville. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Davenport, Charles Davenport, Michael Pilkinton, Shelton Smith, Enoch Rhymes and Barry Davenport.

(Obituaries posted contain information posted by funeral homes and/or families. Families may request changes or additions, if appropriate or required.).

Glynna Doris Lawson


Louise “Weezie” Davenport



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